Viacom’s C5 Plots ‘How Green Is My Valley’ Remake & Contemporary Take On ‘Oliver Twist’ As It Doubles Down On Drama

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Viacom’s UK network Channel 5 is plotting an adaptation of classic Welsh novel How Green Is My Valley and a new version of Oliver Twist and as it doubles down on its drama drive.

The broadcaster held a lavish event at London’s Renaissance Hotel in Kings Cross last night to showcase its latest slate and its recent talent drive.

C5’s Director of Programmes Ben Frow also revealed a number of new dramas, building on shows such as Cold Call, which is currently on air, Clink and The Decieved from Catherine The Great producer New Pictures.

How Green Was My Valley is a 1939 novel by Richard Llewellyn. It tells the story of a respectable mining family from South Wales through the eyes of son Huw Morgan. While Huw’s five brothers and father are coalminers, Huw’s academic ability set his apart and allows him to consider a future away from the mines.
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